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El Hostal Reviews

1ra. Avenida Sur No. 8, Antigua, Guatemala

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93%

Rating
590 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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100%

We very much enjoyed our stay at El Hostel. The staff was most helpful in organizing transportation to Panajachel and we returned for an extra night. The breakfasts and the smoothies are great.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Day workers are nice. All rooms are open to the general population and to the public. There is really no night security and anyone can come in. If you are returning late at night someone will let you in but you do not have to prove you are staying there and you can bring in whoever you wish. We were staying in a 10-bed mixed dorm and one of the guys brought back a female from outside.


83%

Excellent Breakfast


89%

Hostel is in a good location a few blocks from the main square, but for those in the dorm at the front of the hostel the bar across the road can get pretty noisy for anyone wanting an early night. Staff are helpful and loads of tours and transfers can be booked from reception. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend to others.


94%

We stayed over Christmas, and the atmosphere was very festive. The staff served us a special Christmas breakfast, which was great. They help you book shuttles and tours, the water refill is 1Q, and the beers during happy hour are 2/20Q. The only down part was I couldn't get any hot water pressure in the women's shower; it was fine in the men's.


94%

Cute hostel, a little further away from the main square. Great backpacker vibe, helpful staff and amazing breakfasts.


94%

Dieter and Eva at Casa Tikal are extremely friendly and helpful. They have a huge amount of experience in Tikal, Dieter having contributed to a book about its architecture and astronomy. They are more than willing to pass on this information in English, German or Spanish. They also have close contacts in travel agencies and can book your Tikal trip and transport out of Flores over the phone. Note: Casa Tikal is not on Flores island but you can get there in 5 minutes by tuk-tuk.


94%

The area is very noisy on weekends because of a bar that plays loud guitar music on weekends. You will also not have a chance to sleep in even if you have a single; that is if you are easily awakened by blenders, people talking over breakfast and cooking (I was so exhausted that I managed to only half-wake up to these sounds, which quieted closer to 11am). The hostel is very nice, has good fast internet and is well known in town. The staff are very helpful. I would stay here again :)


100%

Geniales Hostel. Super tolle Mitarbeiterinnen. Super sauber. Einfach perfekt. Great hostel, great staff, super clean, just perfect.

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location, facilities and services aside, what really makes this hostel special is the staff. Always friendly, happy and keen to help, whether it's booking transport, recommending restaurants or practising Spanish. A big thanks to them all!


91%

my only complaint is with those who share a dormitory but act as if the space is theirs to turn on lights and/or carry on loud conversations when others are sleeping. This is not unique to this hostel.


100%

100%. Staff amazing. Breakfast amazing. Life amazing.


94%

Excellent, cosy and tidy hostel. Free breakfast is really good too and the hot showers are a rare thing. One of the best hostels I've stayed in Central America..


97%

This was a great hostel! Antigua is a small town and this hostel is located only a few blocks away from the main square as well as the market. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They are happy to help arrange transport to/from the airport as well as other spots you might want to visit. I'd highly recommend staying here on your trip to Antigua.

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very nice place and staff!


91%

Very nice and clean hostel. Breakfast was amazing and staff so friendly and helpful! Big lockers under the bed were excellent.


100%

Very nice place!


94%

I started and ended my journey in Guatemala here. Its a great place. Not a party hostel if that what you're looking for, but plenty of coming and going and the bar/reception area is a good place to socialise too. The WiFi is fast, the hostel is clean, the food is good, the happy hour happy, but above all the staff are super helpful, always at hand to help you book your next shuttle bus/taxi/excursion. Stay at the dorms in the back if you can as it is opposite the noisy but fun Café No Sé pub.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

My cousin and I stayed here for two nights and it was such a pleasurable stay. The staff are really friendly, down to earth, and laid back. The ambiance is very comforting and the breakfast was great! It was such a cool vibe place to just chill and kick it after roaming around the city. When I come back to Antigua I will definitely stay here again!


100%

Great hostel, good breakfast, fast wi-fi, excellent showers, always clean. Stay in the dorms at the back as the front ones are a bit noisy (Cafe No Se is across the road).


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